Gallery: The World Wide Web hits 20 Summary: It's hard to believe that it was only 20 years ago when Tim Berners-Lee submitted "Information Management: a Proposal" to his supervisor - and a year later the World Wide Web was born. By Andy Smith | March 13, 2009 -- 08:55 GMT (01:55 PDT) Previous | Next Image 7 of 13 Tim Berners-Lee demonstrates the World Wide Web to delegates at the Hypertext 1991 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Cern Topic: Software Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.